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Madeline Bell (23rd July Birthday)

PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:05 pm
by john poole
Madeline Bell - born 23rd July, 1942 (Newark, New Jersey)

With the Alex Bradford Singers in Utrecht, 1962 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThxnRrwIHAQ

'Don't Come Running to Me' (1966) - song previously recorded by Jean Wells, and later by Cissy (Sissie) Houston.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRPJoBZVnrI

http://www.madelinebell.com/biography.html

Re: Madeline Bell (23rd July Birthday)

PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:39 pm
by Adam Blake
Oh Madeline, Madeline!!

I've loved her since I was nine and saw her doing "Melting Pot" with Blue Mink on TOTP and nothing that has happened since has swayed my affections one jot.

Here it is, sadly no video. I still love this song - a perfect example of how hippie ideology became mainstream light entertainment for about five minutes in the UK in the late 60s...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HHT_V29 ... re=related

Re: Madeline Bell (23rd July Birthday)

PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:21 am
by john poole
75 today

‘Comin’ Atcha’ - title track from a 1973 LP Madeline recorded with John Paul Jones - appears to have only been released in the UK, and yet to be reissued
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7oqw0Mpxas
‘That’s What It’s All About’ - closing track on the album (wrongly dated on YT)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9H0g11UvJzI
http://www.45worlds.com/vinyl/album/sf8393
also found on YT - audio cassette recording of BBC2 TV performance of the title track with JPJ - from the series “Colour My Soul”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC-5UawdY-g

paying tribute to Ray Charles in 2008 singing his ‘Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I) with just piano accompaniment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMgNhBTTigE

and a duet with Georgie Fame in 2011 - ‘The Nearness of You’ by Hoagy Carmichael & Ned Washington - nice clip, if not in professional quality
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7sltOQa7PA

and one with Blue Mink - ‘Stay With Me’ (1972) - their best single?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT_u03dRRCw

2004 interview with Spencer Leigh -
http://www.spencerleigh.co.uk/2013/05/madeline-bell/

http://www.soulwalking.co.uk/Madeline%20Bell.html

Re: Madeline Bell (23rd July Birthday)

PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:19 pm
by AndyM
john poole wrote:


and one with Blue Mink - ‘Stay With Me’ (1972) - their best single?


Yes!

Re: Madeline Bell (23rd July Birthday)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:52 am
by Adam Blake
Thanks for finding all those, John. Lovely stuff, really.

Re: Madeline Bell (23rd July Birthday)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:21 pm
by uiwangmike
Adam Blake wrote:. . . sadly no video

Here's one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAWn4FO1MOw

Re: Madeline Bell (23rd July Birthday)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:41 pm
by NormanD
uiwangmike wrote:
Adam Blake wrote:. . . sadly no video

Here's one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAWn4FO1MOw

"....Curly black and kinky
Mixed with yellow chinky....."

Of its time, I know

Re: Madeline Bell (23rd July Birthday)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:46 pm
by Chris P


great. I like the way such a charming song could presumably boil certain people into apoplexy! Hah!